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    Long Ears Rejoice! The New Cavallo LEB (Long Ear Boot) is Almost Here!

    Mule Days 2022 Greg and Megan Hensley Cavallo Hoof BootsAt Bishop Mule Days in California this May, Cavallo Horse & Rider CEO Greg Giles and Megan Hensley (The Donkey Farrier – Holistic Hooves) announced the upcoming arrival of the new Cavallo Donkey LEB (Long Ear Boot). The reaction to the new Cavallo Long Ear Boot at Mule Days in Bishop, California was truly amazing!

    Renowned Donkey Expert on the LEB Design Team

    The Donkey Farrier – Megan Hensley – has worked closely with Cavallo to help design these special boots, which will be tailored to fit donkeys’ specific needs. Megan, who has seen thousands of hoofs, says that donkeys have more soft tissue and have a steeper hoof angle. The donkey’s frog sits further back, and the heel bulbs stick out a bit farther than on a horse.

    How Can the LEB Help my Donkey?

    Megan also reports that donkeys and mules feel better instantly when wearing Cavallo Boots:

    “You know what I love about the Cavallo Hoof Boot?” she asks. “It’s the instant comfort that you can provide for the animal. If your equine has any pain, and maybe you don’t even know why yet—you can put these boots on and get some instant pain relief. You can’t say that for metal shoes. Boots can make them feel better.”

    The dynamic LEB Boot can be used for trails, trailering/transport, driving, hoof rehabilitation and traction on slick, indoor floors. Wondering about sizing? LEB will be available for both regular-sized and miniature donkeys.

    *Please note: Coloured LEB Boots shown are prototypes. Final LEB colours have not yet been chosen.

    Can’t Wait Till Fall to Boot your Long-Eared Friend?

    Emma Massingale horse boarding donkeys Cavallo Hoof BootsWe expect the LEB will be available early 2023 in North America. If you just can’t wait, we understand. Give us a call toll-free at 1-877-818-0037, as we may already have the perfect boot for your long-eared friend! Currently, there are many donkeys and mules worldwide (including minis) already using various styles of Cavallo Hoof Boots. Just ask Emma Massingale (see photo to the left), she has been using Cavallos on her donkeys for years!

    We expect the LEB will be available early 2023 in North America. So, stay tuned and we will update ya’ll on the development of our Cavallo LEB Donkey Boots!

    Be the First to Get LEB Boots!

    More information about the new boots will be released soon. Make sure to sign up for the Cavallo newsletter to be the first to know once the LEBs are ready for purchase: https://cavallo-inc.com/subscribe-to-the-cavallo-horse-and-rider-newsletter.

    You can also follow our Cavallo Hoof Boots Facebook page for current updates.

    Need help? Send us your measuring photos HERE and we’ll send you a size recommendation.

    THE CAVALLO BEST BOOT GUARANTEE

    Cavallo’s Best Boot 180 Day Warranty Details:

    Cavallo guarantees the quality and workmanship of Cavallo Hoof Boots for 180 DAYS from the date of purchase. Subject to approval from place of purchase, Cavallo will reimburse for repair or replace your boots against faulty workmanship. The guarantee does not cover natural wear-and-tear, inappropriate use, modifications, changes or alterations, unattended horses, incorrect sizing, excessive heat exposure, exposure to sharp objects, or use with metal shoes without Cavallo High Tenacity Protection Pads in place. 

    To be fully protected by the Cavallo Best Boot 180 Day Warranty, Cavallo Hoof Boots must be purchased from a recognized Cavallo retailer. Cavallo Hoof Boots purchased as “used” or “second-hand” are not covered under the Cavallo Best Boot 180 Day Warranty. 

    Boots must be returned to place of purchase, clean, washed dry and free of debris, manure and dirt with dated original receipt and shipping paid.

    Cavallo Total Comfort System Saddle Pads are warrantied against manufacturer defects for one year from the date of purchase.

    Potential Hydrolysis effect on Cavallo soles:

    Cavallo Hoof Boot soles are molded in industrial grade TPU (Thermoplastic Urethane). Under certain conditions, this compound may be vulnerable to a chemical reaction known as Hydrolysis. Hydrolysis is a bond breakdown which may occur at least 2 years after production. This happens only when boots are stored in unfavorable conditions and not being used. Hydrolysis may be avoided by ensuring good air ventilation and avoiding humidity over 70%. Keep the storage environment cool and dry with good air circulation. A combination of temperatures as high as 40 Degree Celsius with high moisture content, should be avoided.

    Hoof boots that are frequently used in very wet conditions should be allowed to dry before storage and should not be stored in the original box or in areas of poor air circulation. Follow these instructions and your hoof boots will last free of Hydrolysis for many years. 

    Warranty questions can be answered in North America Toll Free at 1-877-818-0037 or [email protected]

    Horse activities are inherently dangerous.  The manufacturers, distributors and sellers will not accept responsibility for injury, death, lameness or illness resulting from the use or misuse of these products.

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    Prestigious Veterinary Hospital Recommends Cavallo Boots

    “Rebel has recovered from Laminitis and has to be kept barefoot now. Cavallo Boots allow him to go on gentle trail rides that he loves. I followed your video on how to break them in and it was a big help. He’s a Rocky Mountain Horse. Rebel was a patient at Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital in NY last year, and they recommended your boots. Just thought you would like to know how I found out about your product. I’m very careful to do whatever I can to keep those hoofs healthy. He’s really walking great!!!”

    -Judith Murtha

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    “The Riser Saddle Pad Really Does Make a Big Difference…”

    “I just wanted you to know that I got my front riser English pad and I think my horse really appreciated it. He’s 5, but still butt high, which creates balance issues, but our first ride was AWESOME!! Put me in a much better balance and he seemed to move out much more, even throwing in a happy mini buck of joy. The riser pad really does make a big difference. As you know, trying new tack pieces is really a game of trial and error and can be very expensive. I tried about 10 saddles, western and English before I found a Duett Companion (hoop tree for wide horses). He’s not wide but has prominent, uneven shoulders and nothing seemed to fit. Everyone has an opinion of what’s best or what’s worked for them. I simply listen to what my horse is telling me, lol, he’s good at telling me loud and clear. He’s quite the ham…think he wrote a book about the Prince and the Pea in a former life.”

    – Paula Ironstone

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    Comforting Laminitis & Thin Soles

    “I researched hoof boots like crazy before choosing Cavallo, so glad I made the right choice! We love them!! Duke is a mule. He is 26 and suffers from hoof wall separation and Laminitis. He wears his with Gel Pads during turnout. Java a pinto – he is wearing his boots today for comfort during turnout because the ground is frozen, but he normally just wears his for trail riding (he has 3 pairs!) He has thin soles and is an in-betweener, size-wise. We absolutely LOVE YOUR BOOTS! Thank you!!”

    -Stephanie Cofer

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    Better Late than Never

    “I was a real latecomer to the idea of using hoof boots… Growing up, my Dad was the ‘horseshoer’ for our family & friends We never would have thought of having a barefoot horse, especially considering all we did with them year-round. But when looking for a horse of my own in recent years, I knew I wanted one that could go barefoot. And so I researched and bought Cavallos right away. I’m very happy, riding Sierra sometimes on rocky trails, and through creeks quite often. Can’t recommend them enough.”

    Valerie Bryce

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    High-Level Dressage Rider Depends on Cavallo Boots

    “I’ve used Cavallo hoof boots for over 9 years, and have used them on a wide variety of horses from my traditional Gypsy ‘dressage cob’, Highland and Welsh Ponies, Thoroughbred and Warmbloods. I have never had any issues with them falling off or rubbing (unlike other boots I had previously tried) and we often have long adventures over and through a range of different terrains. This includes my advanced dressage horses, who have both been barefoot while in full competition work, but always wear their Cavallo hoof boots when hacking out.

    I also used the boots when my Cob had Laminitis, as they really helped him to feel more comfortable, and even now when the ground is frozen and rutted, he wears his boots in the field to keep him comfortable. Along with the range of Cavallo accessories, I can always be sure to get the perfect fit and level of comfort for each of my horses.”

    -Sue Grice, Dressage Rider, UK

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    Why Do We Exclusively Use Cavallos?

    “Fame is happy in her Cavallo Simple Boots! We have a herd of 4, from a mini horse to a 16hh Quarter Horse. They all have at LEAST one pair of Cavallos! We have Simple, Treks, ELBs and CLBs. We also have almost every type of hoof boot pad Cavallo makes. Why do we exclusively use Cavallos?

    • They’re easy to get on. I don’t want to wrestle with a boot on a lame horse, or in the middle of a snowstorm. They come in a wide range of sizes. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to measure and get the right fit. Cavallos are easy to measure and I’ve never had issues getting the wrong size from my measurements.
    • Cavallos HOLD UP. Some of our crew are ROUGH on their gear. We’ve had many other hoof boot brands end up shredded and in the trash. Boots more expensive than Cavallos! After throwing away numerous pairs of boots that are $200+ a pair after owning them for a month, we switched to Cavallo and had zero issues.
    • Cavallo customer service is the absolute best. I sent them a message asking about using boots in snowy conditions and got a detailed and helpful answer within 24 hours. Often times it’s even sooner.”

    -Allyson Yearry Donaldson